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Schools Direct Opportunity with the Duchy Academy Trust

Do you have a strong desire, matched with the drive, enthusiasm and potential to become an outstanding teacher? Then school direct is for you!


For the academic year 2015 -2016 Launceston College and Duchy Academy Trust Partnership have three School Direct places. There are two secondary places available; one mathematics and one physics, and one primary mathematics place.

School Direct is an exciting new teacher training route for top graduates, who want to be part of a school team from day one. You will pay training fees however you may be eligible for a bursary of up to £20,000 or a scholarship of £25,000 to support you while you train.

Launceston College and Duchy Academy Trust Partnership are committed to the highest standards of learning for students and staff. All schools in the partnership place the development of staff and the development of teaching and learning at the centre of their drive to improve student achievement. A beginning teacher would be part of this.

A skilful team of ASTs work across the partnership and provide outstanding support to all staff with programmes such as the Outstanding Teacher Programme offering high quality internal professional development. Both secondary and primary ASTs work closely and supportively together to share and develop best practice with an active interest in seeking out and incorporating the latest research. You would have the support of this team in addition to your subject specialist.

Launceston College and Duchy Academy Trust run the school direct course in partnership with Exeter University which has been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and is one of the nation’s leading institutions when it comes to teacher training.  This means that in addition to the high level of support at Launceston College and schools within the Duchy Academy Trust you will be registered with the University of Exeter and they will provide you will with additional support and research projects which will enable you to gain Masters Credits towards a Master’s in Education.  The Masters modules are delivered by distance learning, through two online 30-credit modules. To find out more about their involvement with the programme please visit their website.


If you would like to join our team then you need to apply directly through the UCAS website.

For more information please contact Nicola Trubridge (Initial Teacher Education Coordinator) on


Additional Information: Primary Maths

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding trainee Primary School teacher who will specialise in Maths  for September 2015.  You should be enthusiastic and innovative and will join a large, friendly and successful team. The successful trainee will be required to teach the full curriculum at primary level developing an expertise for maths which will enable you to become an advocate for Mathematics and inspire children to enjoy learning.

We have opted to use a skills based curriculum for all foundation subjects, science and computing as we believe this facilitates the acquisition of transferable skills which enables our pupils to learn how to learn by embedding subject-specific skills and thinking skills. As a trainee teacher, you will have the exciting opportunity to discuss areas of interest with the children and transform these into innovative topics which will motivate our pupils to learn. You will devise stunning starters to immerses the children in their new topic so that they become enthused about the learning journey ahead. Learning journeys will evolve from the skeleton plan and may change course due to the children's interests and formative assessment With the children, you will have the opportunity to plan fantastic finish for each topic to provide the children with a purpose for their learning.